ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
07.07.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
07.07.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part I: Kristen Jurn, Air
Race Classic - 07.07.10 (ANN Special
Report, with Kristen Jurn)
Master Instructors LLC and its Board of Review have released the
list of instructors to receive the Master Instructor designation in
the month of June. The Master Instructor designation is a national
accreditation recognized by the FAA and the industry.
Phrase "Minimum Loss Of Altitude" Clarified In Airline
Transport Pilot PTS
The FAA has put out a Safety Alert For Operators concerning
language included in the Airline Transport Pilot Practical Test
Standards (PTS). The SAFO clarifies the meaning of the approaches
to stall evaluation criteria as it relates to “minimal loss
Coordinated Network For International Travel Between U.S.,
Alitalia joined the Air France-KLM Group and Delta Air Lines in
those airlines' trans-Atlantic joint venture on Monday. Launched in
April 2009, the multi-party agreement created a single, coordinated
network for customers flying across the Atlantic, allowing the
member airlines to share revenues and costs.
Accuses Three Countries Of Withholding Fuel For Passenger
The government of Iran says The UK, UAE, and Germany have
refused to refuel passenger jets belonging to the national carrier
Iran Air, as well as a private airline, Mahan Air. Mehdi Aliyari,
secretary of the Iranian Airlines Union, told Iranian media the
move was the result of unilateral U.S. sanctions.
Soldiers Often Pack Inert Battlefield Souveniers In Their
The Transportation Security Administration is reminding military
members that explosives are not allowed on commercial flights. TSA
spokesman Lauren Gaches said agency workers occasionally encounter
servicemembers who have packed inert grenades or other prohibited
items in their luggage.
Three U.S. Flagged Carriers To Start Service Next Year
The U.S. DOT has awarded four routes to Tokyo's downtown Haneda
Airport to American Airlines at New York, Delta Air Lines at Los
Angeles and Detroit, and Hawaiian Airlines at Honolulu, with
service to begin when the airport's fourth runway becomes
operational later this year.
Program Presented To Congress July 1st Would Cost $390
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress July 1
of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for
continued participation in the USAF/Boeing Globemaster III
Aircraft Have Been Deemed Excess Defense Articles By The U.S.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress June
30 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia. The country
wants to refurbish 12 SH-60F Multi-Mission Utility Helicopters
being provided as Excess Defense Articles.
Ray Castelli Joins The Board Of The Airframe Structure
Avcorp Industries, which designs and builds major airframe
structures for aircraft companies such as Boeing, Bombardier, and
Cessna, said on Monday it had appointed Mr. Ray Castelli as a new
Director to its Board effective July 1, 2010.
Third Largest Fly-In In Nation LEADS Them All In Terms Of
Aero-Note: On the eve of the 2010
rendition of the "Friendliest Fly-In" we know, we thought it
paramount to revisit some of the heights of last year's Arlington
Fly-In... with the 'high hopes' that those of you who were about to
pass up this AMAZING Fly-In, might reconsider and skedaddle
yourself to Arlington, WA... which for the next few days IS the
Sport Aviation capital of the world!
Cites Future Growth, Enhanced Customer Service, Focus On
The new majority owner and Chairman of LCTI/Lancair
International announced the injection of new operating capital and
a new management team at aircraft manufacturer Lancair
International last week. "We are focused on the future," said
Mr. Gene Wolstenholme.
Memo Describes Certain Types Of Websites Which Are Now Blocked
On Employees' Computers
A memo circulated among employees of TSA says certain types of
websites will be blocked from their computers ... including those
which contain "controversial opinion." The memo does not elaborate
on what that particular category would include.
Six Month Total In The Washington, D.C. Area Has Already
Reports of near collisions of aircraft in congested airspace are
increasing, according to statistics from the NTSB, and the bump
seems to correspond with an increase in the number of
less-experienced air traffic controllers training to replace
Cessna Corvalis Taken From Monroe County Airport Over The
The theft of a Cessna Corvalis from Monroe County Airport (KBMG)
near Bloomington, IN sometime late Saturday or early Sunday
resembles a string of airplane thefts in which Colton Harris-Moore
is a suspect. The airplane was found nose down in the surf in
shallow waters off the coast of the Bahamas.
Former Black Hawk Pilot Puts Knowledge To Use In Other
Two-wheel landings on snowy Afghan ridge tops are more exciting,
but managing the exodus of a 4,000-strong brigade during the
drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq provides its own challenges for one
deskbound helicopter pilot with 82nd Airborne Division.
"Human rating a spacecraft is not a feature you can just
simply add on once the vehicle is designed."
Source: Paul Benfield, Lockheed Martin
Integrated Reliability & Safety Manager for the Orion